Friday, 15 October 2010


I haven't blogged much recently. I've been too taken up with feeling sick and tired and overwhelmed. And worried about feeling more sick and tired and overwhelmed in the months and years to come.

But I've just read two things, here and here that have made me snap out of my self-indulgent lethargy.

Today is Blog Action Day and the topic this year is water.

And I read what Mrs W wrote, and what Mr W (and yes, they are a couple) and I took a sip of the glass of water I had sitting casually on the table beside me, and I remembered how lucky I am.  And I realised that access to clean water should be a universal right, as the UN declared in July, despite the absention of the UK.

So please.  As you bring a pan to the boil for pasta, or run the bath tonight, or get yet another load of washing out of the machine, think of those who don't have those luxuries.  And do what you can. Starting with signing the petition.

I haven't picked a charity for this month either, despite us being nearly half way through, so inspired by this amazing video, I have sent 10% of what I earned in September to provide safe drinking water for the people of Pakistan.  If you can spare some money, please think about doing likewise.


  1. Great post! I've signed the petition, it's a great cause.

  2. My husband is in Dhaka working on clean drinking water as we speak (write!) - it's a massive problem so well done for writing this.

    I've just poppped in to catch up on what you've been up to - and seen your news. Wow! How exciting! I always wondered whether you'd made up your mind to try for 4 - or 5 - and now I know. Good for you.

    Your comment about getting up again in the night made me think - it's hard when they all wake separately isn't it. And the observation about having another baby while you're still into nappies. We're done with nappies now and my "baby" is two and a half and I can see my life slipping into another phase. It's very exciting - big new project which will blog about soon - but also sad as no more babies, and they are so special. But not for you! How exciting. I hope you can enjoy being pregnant. I look forward to hearing your progress. With love.

  3. I'm sorry you've been feeling bad. And what a good cause to support. Just don't forget you're allowed to feel bad, too.

  4. Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly, I too have signed the petition for this worthy cause and I ask you - Any chance of a post for Multiple Mayhem Carnival on Monday?????
    all the best x

  5. Mom-on-a-Wire - thank you so much!

    Motherhood and Anarchy - Thank you - keep us posted on how he gets on. And thank you for lovely words on the pregnancy too. It's taken a while but I think I'm out of the woods now and into the happy, excited stage (at last!). Looking forward to hearing about your project too!

    Mwa - thank you. And don't worry, have been being thoroughly self-indulgent when time permits...

    Mari - so sorry. I really meant to, but it all got too much. Who's hosting next? Promise to do a splendid post for that....


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